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A couple of years ago, I really began to get into podcasts. Listening to the same playlist of songs repeatedly got a bit boring for me. My daily commute to work and school consists of over two hours, and podcasts helped that time go faster.  Now I find myself listening to them while working, cleaning, and cooking. They have helped me master my multitasking skills. In the following article, I have listed some of my favorites that I recommend.

My First Recommendation: The Business Casual 

I recently learned about this podcast after seeing someone share an episode on social media. I’m always on the hunt for something new to listen to and this podcast got my attention right away as the host of Business Casual, Stacey Speranza, is also a student at UofT. 

The Business Casual is an interview-based podcast. They host successful females throughout the world who have broken records in their industries. Through these interviews, we learn the steps they took to get to that point and get an insight on their personal lives and routine.  

I have gained many helpful information through this podcast that has helped me strengthen my networking skills while providing the inspiration I need to pursue my goals. I highly recommend it to anyone needing motivation during the semester.

You can find this podcast on Spotify and Apple podcast.

The Psychology of your 20’s 

Our 20’s are hard point in our life to navigate. We are transitioning into becoming an adult and overcoming major obstacles such as the quarter-life crisis and building a career.

The Psychology of your 20’s Podcast provides a perspective on the psychology behind experiences in our 20’s. It is hosted by Jemma Sbeg, a psychology graduate in Australia. On the podcast, they cover discussions from dating to exploring childhood trauma. The podcast has not only helped me get past some of the challenges I have faced entering my twenties but it has also helped me understand the “why” behind it all.

 You can find this podcast on Spotify and Apple podcast. 

Life Kit

Like a first aid kit for when we get hurt, it would be great to have a “life kit” that would help you navigate being a human.

Life Kit is one of my favourite informational podcasts. One of the goals I have set for this year is to educate myself on various topics more. Most of the podcasts I listen to are for entertainment so I began to look for one that would help me gain more knowledge. Life Kit has episodes ranging from advice on saving money to reducing climate change. The podcast hosts various guests who are the best in their fields to help provide insight on these topics. 

You can find this podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Generation Why 

This podcast suggestion is for all my True-Crime girls. Generation Why is one of my favourite true-crime podcasts. What sets it apart from the rest is that the hosts, Aaron and Justin, always end the podcast with their thoughts on the case: what went wrong and how it could have been prevented. Their discussions are always thought-provoking, and I often think about the episodes I listened to for days after. They bring attention to smaller, unsolved cases and encourage listeners to reach out with information. Generation Why is one of my go-to’s during my commutes.

You can find this podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

On Purpose with Jay Shetty 

We often see celebrities as perfect. It is hard to acknowledge that they may be struggling with the same problems as any one of us when they’re portrayed as flawless figures on television and social media. Jay Shetty runs a mental-health podcast that highlights common challenges many people face in the present. He has interviewed celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Simu Liu among others on their journeys. 

You can find this podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Maham Qaiser

U Toronto '24

Hey! I'm a full-time writer and editor for Her Campus at UofT. I'm majoring in English, and minoring in Indigenous Studies and Urban Studies. I hope to pursue journalism in the future. When I'm not writing for Her Campus, I'm reading, exploring new cafes in the city and feeding into my shopping addiction. I draw from personal experiences for my articles, and hope to impact those who read them.